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Thoovanathumbikal (1987)

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Jayakrishnan falls in love with two girls, Radha and Clara, and fights his confusion about whom he should marry and spend his life with.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohanlal ...
Jayakrishnan
Sumalatha ...
Clara
Parvathi ...
Radha
Asokan ...
Rishi
Babu Namboothiri ...
Thangal (as Babu Nampoothiri)
Srinath ...
Madhavan
Sukumari ...
Jayakrishnan's Mother
Jagathi Sreekumar ...
Ravunni Nair
Sankaradi ...
Radha's Father
M.G. Soman ...
Moni Joseph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sulakshana ...
Jayakrishnan's sister
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Storyline

Jayakrishnan(Mohanlal), a bachelor guy, is leading a dual life - one in the town and the other with his mother and sister in the village. The story revolves around Thrissur, a place in Kerala. In the town he's a party man spending time with his friends but at home, he's a good family man. The story is about how he falls in love with two girls - Radha(Parvathy), one of his distant relatives in village and Clara(Sumalatha) a sex worker in town and then gets confused with the choice of whom he should spend his life with. Written by Chandu

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(151 mins)

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Quotes

Shopkeeper: Do you need some more salt for the lemon juice?
Jayakrishnan: Salt? Where is the ice?
Shopkeeper: Don't have ice!
Jayakrishnan: No ice? Then what the hell is written on this board? It is "cool drinks"! Don't you know what it means?
Jayakrishnan: Okay, I'll go to school again and shall learn to read! If you don't need, don't drink it and don't pay!
Jayakrishnan: To Rishi Ashokan - We don't need this scoundrel's juice. let's go somewhere else.
Jayakrishnan: To Shopkeeper, after paying - Drink it yourself!
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One of the top notch classic made in malayalam cinema
12 August 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie,cant resist watching it again and again. Padmarajan has crafted this master piece scene by scene. All the scenes in this movies are straight from the real world. I am sure that the "Naranga soda maker" and "butcher who sells head of goat" were doing the same in their real life. The crux of the movie is the portrayal of Jaikrishnan. Lal the genius has delivered a stellar performance as Jaikrishnan.He delivers in depth and breadth the emotions and feelings of a protagonist in a Padmarajan style.Clara as a prostitute who knows in what she is going to end up is superb . She shows the deep sorrow of being forced to be a prostitute in a neutral manner.Her dialogues reflects the feelings of a prostitute who knows clearly that a normal life is a dream for them.Jaikrishanan's ideologies are simple but his emotions are complex to understand. Parvathy has acted beautifully in her part so did ashokan.Overall this movie is a masterpiece in malayalam cinema.


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